New York: A US court has dismissed a
lawsuit against a Boeing subsidiary for allegedly flying
terror suspects to secret CIA prisons around the world for
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the
case by a 6 to 5 vote against Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., accused
of arranging flights for the CIA to transfer prisoners to
rendition prisons in other countries.
The court ruled that former prisoners of the CIA could
not sue over their alleged torture in prisons abroad because
such a lawsuit might expose government secrets, The New York
Times reported today.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the case for
five former prisoners who alleged they were torture in
captivity and that Jeppesen was party to that abuse.
"To this date, not a single victim of the Bush
administration’s torture programme has had his day in court,"
said Ben Wizner, a senior lawyer for ACLU, which plans to take
the case to the Supreme Court.